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    Posted: 19†May†2018 at 7:10pm
ps the address issue is irrelevant. The invoices arrive by post because DVLA give the address to them based in the number plates which are caught on camera. They donít use wardens.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AlpinaB5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19†May†2018 at 7:05pm
OK, letís put this to rest. Whilst it is right (as PRJ says) that precinct charges are not criminal fines to be enforced in the criminal courts, that does not mean that they are unenforceable in law. The SAGA link is a good guide. The precinct charges are governed by the civil courts so that the invoices can be enforced as outstanding debts in the local county court NOT magistrates. When asking whether the company will take the time to take action, these are the relevant factors: this company had hundreds of clients and so it is obviously profitable for them. Proceedings can now be commenced using the courtís on line system which is cheap and easy for them. The company probably employs clerks to oversee things and so they donít need to employ outside solicitors so that their costs are absorbed by their overheads. As soon as they issue proceedings on line you become liable for the issue costs, and at every other stage if you ignore them the fixed costs get higher and higher. Even if you are able to establish a defence after months of hassle (eg penalty clause - wonít win) you will not get your costs back as itís small claims court. The company wonít worry because itís part of their nationwide profitable business. Theyíve built in reserves to cover the occasional loss. Iíve heard so many people moaning about this but the answer is simple. It is private land and you can park free for an hour, but donít moan if you canít count 60 mins. This is my view, I accept no responsibility nor assume any duty of care for the advice if you rely on it. If you need further reassurance take the advice of a solicitor, but itís probably cheaper to pay for overstaying the allotted time. PRJ has probably gone silent because he realises his ďadviceĒ is rubbish. Correct its not a criminal offence, wrong itís not enforceable in the courts. Take care all. 😂
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MV Owner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19†May†2018 at 9:48am
hummmmm

If you parked there longer than an hour (and if what the invoicer is doing is illegal) then don't pay up and don't provide your address.
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First:

Did you park for longer than an hour, if yes pay up!

 

If no I am sorry, but you need to challenge the invoice.

 

If yes and you donít want to pay, please put your home address on this site so that anyone wishing to park short or long term on some elseís land for free can park on your drive.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ArtB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19†May†2018 at 7:27am
No actual experience but have a read of:


it appears to offer sensible comment.

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Edited by ArtB - 19†May†2018 at 7:29am
*** If you're not part of the solution, you may be part of the problem!
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hi all, can anyone help me out.... I have received an invoice from the precinct operators and am loath to pay it due to this thread. However, I have had no response from the gmail account mentioned above, my post from last week or a private message to Peter. Any advice would be gratefully received, what have others members done in response to the parking invoice? Many thanks for the help.

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Hello prjohnsonnn, I'm just checking to make sure that the gmail account mentioned above is still being monitored, as I am need of assistance and mailed to it earlier - thanks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote prjohnsonnn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03†January†2018 at 9:35pm
Correct - this is private land and managed under the Protections of Freedom Act (PoFA) and clamping and car removals is strictly forbidden in law.  That's why they resort to just issuing a parking invoice / ticket and seek to extort money from drivers using threats.  

These are NOT fiens - they are simply a private company issuing drivers with uneforceable invoices. 

Pass the word round and feel free to drop me a note for help tto avoid paying them anything. 
yourparkingrights@gmail.com
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No cars parked on private land can not be impounded or clamped unless by the police as an abandoned car or the land has public access and it can then be clamped by the dvla if untaxed. Removal by the land owner could be seen as theft !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hissing sid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18†December†2017 at 2:01am
can the owner of the property, impound and if necessary remove the car.
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It's a free country, adopt whatever PC stance you want. Just don't tell me which stance I should take just because it clashes with your opinion.

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